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Mayweather makes plea deal

2011-12-21 08:22
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Las Vegas - Undefeated US boxing star Floyd Mayweather will plead guilty to reduced charges on Wednesday in a deal to end two pending criminal cases, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Tuesday.

Mayweather faced up to 34 years in prison over a domestic violence incident and another charge of battery on a security guard in a dispute involving traffic tickets, but might serve only as little as two days behind bars.

Clark County district attorney David Roger told the newspaper that Mayweather will enter guilty pleas in Las Vegas Justice Court on one count of battery domestic violence and two counts of harassment, all misdemeanors.

Prosecutors retained the right to argue for sentencing under the deal and Mayweather could face $3 000 in fines and a minimum of two days in jail up to a maximum to 18 months behind bars.

Mayweather, 34, was set to have a preliminary hearing on Wednesday on felony charges that included coercion, grand larceny and robbery from a 2010 incident involving ex-girlfriend Josie Harris and their three children.

Mayweather, free on $31 000 bail from that incident, was accused of assaulting her after she told him she was dating another man, police said, and he reacted by striking Harris, threatening his children and taking their cell phones.

The misdemeanor battery charge Mayweather will face stems from striking Harris while the harassment charges come from the threats to his children.

Next week, Mayweather will plead no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge and pay a $1 000 fine for poking a security guard in November of last year over parking violations near his mansion in a gated community.

Mayweather, 42-0 with 26 knockouts, stopped fellow American Victor Ortiz in the fourth round last September to win the World Boxing Council welterweight title. He plans to fight again on May 5 in Las Vegas against an undecided foe.

Boxing fans have longed to see Mayweather test himself against the fighter many fans consider to have replaced him as the world pound-for-pound champion, Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao.

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